Another update on Ana Kokkinos’ drama film Blessed! The Melbourne Film Festival organizers recently publicized their 2009 Program, according to which Blessed will receive a first screening on July 25 at 7 PM local time, followed by a second screening on August 6, also at 7 PM. Don’t forget Miranda Otto is expected to attend the premiere! For more information and tickets, please visit the festival official site. Stay tuned for updates!
On a related note, the film distribution company behind Blessed have put up a small “official” website for the film over at Icon Movies, where you’ll find a poster and some small photos (all sans Miranda), a synopsis as well as a first trailer, of which 24 medium-res screen captures have been added to the gallery. From Icon Movies:
During the course of one day and night, seven children wander the streets in an urban odyssey. But not all of them will find their way home.
Dawn breaks, and it’s the same day but now we experience the viewpoint of the five mothers. Over the course of their respective journeys we understand that they are as lost and defenceless as the children they care for. Blessed is a film about mothers and children, about love and beauty, about being lost and finding your way home.